|After successful completion of this course you should:
- have acquainted yourself with a diversity of issues related to your specialization;
- have a better understanding of the subject matters of (international) economics;
- be able to explain complex empirical concepts and/or theoretical models to the lay public (e.g. a school class) or your fellow students;
- be able to critically assess related academic literature, ask meaningful questions about this literature and to evaluate the reviewed paper against the background of this literature;
- be able to formulate your opinion while reviewing specific literature in an academically sound and coherent way;
- be able to handle unstructured problems;
- have enhanced your skills in presenting and defending your work and opinions;
- have enhanced and extended your toolkit for analyzing theoretical and empirical issues in (international) economics;
- be able to write a critical review paper;
- be better equipped to do independent research on theoretical and empirical issues in (international) economics.
This course offers you the opportunity to delve deeper into specific issues relevant for your master specialization Economics, Behaviour & Policy, International Business, International Economics & Development or International Political Economy. Furthermore, it will allow you to acquaint yourself with issues outside your specialization. The course starts with overview lectures during the first week(s) of the course. After that you will start writing a critical review paper on an article selected for that purpose (from a list of journal articles). During the term you will be able to benefit from supervision and input from your fellow students. At the end of the course, you will present your work to your group. Furthermore, you are required to actively participate in the final presentation sessions by acting as a discussant and by asking questions and raising issues.
|Bachelor's degree in Economics or equivalent.|